Mama Diaries

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Present for the Mama

"Mama," my ten-year-old son said this morning. "Happy Birthday!"

"Why thank you," I said.  "Nice of you to remember!"

"I have something for you," he announced.

"Really?"  I asked.  "What is it?"

"A masterpiece."  Bubba presented me this lovely picture:

 

"It's a portrait of you, Mama!"

"It's beautiful," I said.  "I'm going to frame it and put it in the Louvre next to the Mona Lisa!"

Then my daughter came in and modified it (with Bubba's permission), so that now looks like this:


(If you look very closely, you can see that the face in the portrait is wearing contacts, just like me.)

Aren't my kids talented?

Now I'm going to go eat this cake that my daughter made:

 
And then I'm going to eat the one my husband is making.

And then I'm going to stop eating cake, and go on a diet!

52 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite authors!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you, Janie! You are my favorite editor and blog mom!

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  2. Happy birthday!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy birthday! Enjoy that cake! And enjoy the next cake!

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    1. I've enjoyed all the cakes. Now I think I have to run an extra mile to burn off all the calories! ;0)

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  4. (I forgot to mention that I'm sending you an internet cake so you can enjoy that too.)

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    1. Haha! You're so thoughtful. I'm sure it will be delicious!

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  5. Happy Birthday! lol I can see the resemblance in the picture

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    1. It's amazing how closely I resemble the picture! ;0)

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  6. Hahahaha, great ending. Fantastic fun post.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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    1. And it had pictures - just for you! ;0)

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  7. Happy Cake Day!
    Kids alway give the best gifts!

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  8. Happy Birthday! How fun that both kids contributed to the birthday picture. :) Enjoy the cakes and your special day.
    ~Jess

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Talented children, the picture looks fantastic! hope you had a great day and enjoyed all that lovely cake

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    1. I had an awesome day! Family and friends always make birthdays the best!

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  10. Happy Birthday! And definitely eat all the cake :D

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    1. It's already almost gone! Cake doesn't last long at my house!

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  11. Happy Birthday! That looks like a tasty cake. I hope you enjoy your special day.

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    1. It was. And so was the one my husband made. I had a marvelous birthday!

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  12. yep, hire them as bakers not as picture drawers :)

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    1. Haha! I'll tell them you said so. ;0)

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  13. Happy birthday! Eat all the cake you want.

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    1. I did. And now I have a tummy ache! ;0)

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  14. Hi, Sherry. Very talented kids. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! No calories in the cake when you eat it on your birthday. ; )

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    1. Right. Who's counting calories, anyway? It's my birthday!

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  15. Two cakes! What a great day in the Ellis house!

    Happy birthday Sherry!

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    1. Lots of cake! And it's already almost gone!

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  16. Wait I was with you up until you said "then I'm going to stop eating cake". Why on earth would you ever stop??? That's crazy talk!

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    1. Do you know how much cake I've eaten in the last two months? It's been one birthday after the other. I think I've gained at least five pounds!

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  17. Happy birthday! :) Your kids are so sweet and talented.

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  18. A beautiful present from your children. Happy Belated Birthday. The cake looks yummy.

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    1. Thanks, Mason. My daughter did a really good job with it, and it smelled delicious when it came out of the oven!

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  19. Enjoy your cake....Pics were great that the kids made of you, with contacts, too!

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    1. I thought the contacts were quite a novel idea!

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  20. Happy birthday. That cake looks AWESOME!

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  21. Just remember - eating cake is a diet. It's not a good one, but it's a diet nonetheless.

    Happy belated birthday!

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    1. Haha! Yeah. One that adds fat to your figure!

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  22. Happy Birthday and your kids are adorable.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I have to agree, my kids are adorable!

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  23. Happy Birthday!! Here's to more cake!

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